Warm and humid conditions expected this Sunday. Bleah.
Workout notes: mini weights: rotator cuff, a few squats, (weightless), 15-(10-5) pull ups (second set: 10, then quickly change grip and get 5 more),
incline press: 10 x 135, 8 x 150, military: 15 x 50 (seated, supported), 10 x 40, rows: 2 sets of 10 x 50 dumbbell, 1 round of 12 twist crunch, 10 yoga leg lifts, 10 moving bridges, headstand.
2 mile walk (BU loop, Bradley Ave., Moss, Cooper).
Just enough to take the edge off; I thought about some math while walking.
Workout notes: 3 miles on the treadmill after a mini weight workout.
Weights: 2/3 of a usual workout. rotator cuff, weightless squats, pull ups (3 sets of 10), bench: 10 x 135, 4 x 185, incline: 7 x 150, 10 x 135. Military: seated, supported, 15 x 50, standing 10 x 45. Rows: 10 x 50 dumbbell, 10 x 110 machine. 1 set of : 12 twist crunch, 10 yoga leg lifts, 10 moving half bridge. Then I did some headstand.
That followed by 2 miles of running on the treadmill in 21:30, 1 mile of walking which got me to 3 in 36:08. The legs ARE feeling fresher, though the forecast for Moline this weekend is warmer than I’d like.
News of the weird:
This might not be as strange as it might appear as I did get on Rick Santorum’s list once, and once I voted in the Republican primary.
But it brought back a memory that is now, perhaps 15 years old or longer. I went to the Franciscan Center (West Peoria) to pick up a packet for the Jamboree 4 mile race. There was a nice looking middle aged lady who was wearing form fitting, sort-of thin white pants. Somehow the discussion of stretching came up and she said: “is that stretch like this” and proceeded to bend over and fold herself in half. She gave me that “am I doing this right?” look.
I did my best to not smile “too much” and said something like “very nice…that looks right” when I should have said “ok, could you show me again?”. Ah, good times.
Workout notes: I was up at 4:30 am??? Well, I went ahead and got to the gym (Riverplex) and lifted.
Pull ups (5 sets of 10, good), rotator cuff, lots of goblet squats.
bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 185
incline press: 7 x 150, 10 x 135
military presses: 2 sets of 10 x 45 dumbbell (standing), 10 x 40 standing
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 60 single arm.
head stand (ok), 2 sets of each of 12 twist crunch, 10 yoga leg lifts, 10 moving half bridge.
Then I walked 5 miles: back of Riverplex, to the goose loop, around and to the start of Springdale and back. Note: on the way back, I decided to take the sidewalk because there were runners behind me and I wanted to give them the bike lane. they took the sidewalk…hey..some cute spandex so I was ok.
Sports: I remember back in 1997-1998 when Bradley Basketball beat nationally ranked Michigan at home.
“The Team that Beat Michigan”, they said. But then:
2-08-1997 MICHIGAN W 63-58 10741 Peoria, Ill. WEEK
12-21-1997 at Western Illinois L 50-56 3849 Macomb, Ill.
12-28-1997 at Evansville L 57-59 8105 Evansville, Ind. ESPN
*01-03-1998 INDIANA STATE L 61-65 ot 9716 Peoria, Ill.
None of those teams were nationally ranked. Moral: one good win doesn’t not a good team make.
This Saturday, Illinois State football found that out. They beat Northwestern a week ago this past Saturday, in Evanston. But yesterday: the fell behind and lost to Eastern Illinois at home.
Workout notes: weights followed by an easy 5K walk outside (easy). Weights were a mixed bag:
pull ups (strong) 15-15-10-10
bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 185 (ok), 6 x 170 (very weak)
incline press: 7 x 150, 10 x 135
military press (dumbbell), couldn’t swing up the 50’s for standing, so 15 x 50 seated, supported, 2 sets of 10 x 40 standing
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50 (each arm)
squats: a LOT of weightless sets from 5-10 reps, a few goblet squats with 25 and 30, 2 sets of leg presses
abs: headstand (good), 2 sets of 12 twist crunch, 2 sets of 10 yoga leg lifts, 2 sets of 10 moving half bridge.
I just lost power toward the end.
The walk went fine. I did notice that my quads are looking a little bit better.
I did a running race yesterday; it was 4 miles (6.4 km) on a course of moderate difficulty. There were 421 finishers and places 4 to 15 ranged from 25:10 to 27:19.
As a 38 year old, I ran 25:41, 26:10 and 25:58. So if I could transport 38 year old self into this era, I’d be cleaning up! It is no secret that the “average” race times have really slowed. But there are more options for the motivated 5:30-6:30 “workout bro”; a guy who is not fast enough to be a runner but is intense and wants to try stuff. There are adventure races, trail races, triathlons, etc.
But when it comes to competitive sports…well, a conversation I had with an undergraduate student was instructive.
We talked a bit an I had mentioned that I played high school football. He guessed that I might have been a small linebacker. When I mentioned that I was an offensive tackle, he gave me that “this makes no sense” sideways glance.
This is me as of May, 2016. I am 6 feet tall and weigh 190 pounds. The reality: in high school, I was much too slow to play anywhere but on the line (I had to work to get my 40 yard dash DOWN to 5.9…no…I am not kidding). And in this day and age, I would have been too small to play the line (I played at 200-220 lbs.).
In short, in his era I never would have even seen the field as a high school player. So, in a sense, I was lucky to be the age that I am.
Workout notes: weights only; pull ups (5 sets of 10), bench press: 10 x 135, 5 x 185 (good), 9 x 170 (lazy), 10 x 135 incline, military: 7 x 50 dumbbell standing, 15 x 50 seated, supported, 10 x 40 standing. Rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50 (single arm), rotator cuff, squats (many sets, some free, some with 25), abs: 2 sets each: 12 twist crunch, 10 yoga leg lifts, 10 moving half bridge. Rotator cuff and headstand; I got up easily today.
For some reason, I am feeling rested though I am not sleeping much.
Baseball: I saw the second to last regular season Chiefs game last night;
The Chiefs lost 2-1, but I saw a spectacular throw from the right fielder to deprive the Snappers of a run.
Election President Obama’s approval continues to follow President Reagan’s.
So while the race has tightened just a bit, Clinton remains a heavy favorite. This is reminding me of a mix of 1988, 2008 and 2012.
I still say that this year’s map will look a lot like the 2008 or 2012 one.
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